Using the world's resources appropriately


Using the world's resources appropriately

We appreciate that the production of biofuel crops has the potential for environmental and social impact and requires land and water that could have alternative uses.

Therefore we are committed to:

Maximising the carbon savings from the biofuels we choose;

  • We aim to achieve at least 70% carbon saving from our biofuels. At double the level required under the EU Renewable Energy Directive, it is a highly ambitious target.
  • We devote time and resource into sourcing the lowest carbon biofuels possible.

Choosing biofuels made from wastes wherever possible;

  • We aim to minimise the land use change impacts and improve the emissions savings of our biofuel by choosing biofuels from wastes wherever possible.
  • Almost all of the biodiesel that we blend into our diesel is derived from waste oils and fats. More in About Our Biofuels.
  • 100% of the biodiesel produced at our biodiesel manufacturing facilities is from wastes.
  • We are carrying our pioneering work with waste oil suppliers in Europe, the US, Middle East, South East Asia and South America to demonstrate traceability back to the restaurant.

Preventing land use change and protecting biodiversity

We obtain verifiable evidence on the origin and sustainability impact of every litre of biofuel we blend into our fuel, to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the EU Renewable Fuel Directive. These prohibit use of crops grown on newly deforested land.

Being open about what we do.

  • We make available detailed information on the origin of our raw materials and the carbon savings achieved, because we believe that disclosure drives improvement.

We manufacture and blend biofuel into the petrol and diesel we supply in order to cut greenhouse gas emissions from our fuel and meet our biofuel supply obligations.